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Marlene Bulau

Marlene Bulau, age 82, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, at St. Therese of Woodbury in Woodbury, Minnesota. Private family graveside service will be held at a later date at First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota. Clergy officiating Pastor Ronald Mathison. Marlene is survived by her; daughter, Victoria Rowe of New Richmond, WI; grandchildren, Jenna Rowe of Mahtomedi, MN, James Rowe of New Richmond, WI, and Jolee Rowe-Maio of Hudson, WI; great grandchildren, Talia Davis and Trace Anderson of Mahtomedi, MN; other relatives and many friends. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, John and Louise Redmann; infant Daughter; husband, Alden Bulau; and special friend, Alvin Kjenstad. Marlene Louise Bulau was born on June 6, 1938, in New Ulm, Minnesota, to John and Louise (Witt) Redmann. She was baptized as an infant on June 25, 1938, and confirmed in her faith as a youth on June 8, 1952, both by Reverend C.W.A. Kuehner at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Marlene received her education at District 76 rural school in Sibley County until the sixth grade, then attended Winthrop public school until the eighth grade. She graduated from Gibbon High School with the Class of 1956 in Gibbon, Minnesota. She moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota, in July of 1956, and started working at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. She was united in marriage to Alden Bulau on April 7, 1957, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop, by Reverend C.W.A. Kuehner. This union was blessed with two daughters. The family moved to Glencoe, Minnesota, in 1963. Marlene started employment at Telex Communications in August of 1963, working until August of 2005, for 42 years. She then started working part-time at the Advertiser-Chronicle and also worked seasonal at Seneca in the Pre-grade department. Marlene was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Marlene enjoyed her clown collection, her pets, playing cards, watching movies, going out for coffee with her friends, shopping, and visiting thrift stores. Al and Marlene enjoyed dancing, traveling, going to country music shows and eating out. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and special friend Alvin Kjenstad and especially her daughter. Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at

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